Once the snow has melted and spring begins to settle in it’s time to start thinking about what’s on your spring home maintenance list. One of the first projects should be to have a spring roof inspection. After a long winter the snow and ice could have caused damage to the shingles on your roof and depending on when you catch the damage, it could mean either a simple shingle repair or an entire replacement.
As spring approaches, it’s important to make sure you’re checking off projects on your spring home maintenance checklist. One of the most important projects includes gutter cleaning. If gutters are not properly maintained and serviced they can become clogged with debris, preventing water from properly draining which could create a handful of water-related problems for your home.
During the winter, not only should you be concerned about snow and ice accumulation on your roof system, but you should also keep an eye out for ice dams. Ice dams can cause serious damage to your roof and gutter system, as well as your wallet! It’s important to make sure you’re prepared to call in help at the first signs of an ice dam.
Homes across the United States are built using wood siding for good reason. This commonly used façade adds charm to home exteriors with its fine finish. However, it is important to know how to select, maintain and treat your wood siding to protect it from rot and deterioration. Sometimes, wood siding needs to be replaced due to lack of maintenance. In fact, your siding may currently need to be repaired, but without the facts, you might not be aware.
Watching the snow slowly create white-dusted rooftops and a soft blanket on the ground can be a beautiful sight when you are nestled into a cozy home. But if too much accumulates, and heavy icicles begin to form, it can also bring major headaches. Being aware of potential problems can help you protect your home so you can enjoy the winter months.
So you have noticed the door leading into your home is sticking. Just age, you think to yourself and make a mental note to look into it sometime. Unfortunately, this could be caused by something far more serious – foundation damage, downspouts, flooding.
Is it time to replace your windows and doors? As the weather cools down your home’s energy bills may start to spike, especially if your windows and doors are old and drafty. By investing in energy efficient windows and doors you’ll not only save on energy bills, but you’ll also enhance your home’s appearance.
As the summer comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the coming winter. This means getting a roof inspection to make sure that it’s not leaking and the structure can stand up against the snow and ice. Depending on the age and condition of your roof, it could be at risk of molding and rotting, putting your health and safety at risk. If you’re unsure of your roof’s condition here are 5 warning signs that your roof has a leak:
Gutters play a vital role in the home system. It’s absolutely essential that they function properly so as to not cause costly damage to your home down the line. The best way to ensure that your gutter system is effective, is to take preventative steps to avoid potential problems. Prevention includes annual maintenance and being on the look out for these warning signs:
One of the best ways to add some natural light to your home and open up small spaces is to install skylights. They can truly transform a small dark room into a large open space without knocking down walls or adding physical square footage. However, before you jump into this project it’s important to consider the following factors.